A celebration of friendship, a Galentine party, with sips and sweets can bring together the special ladies in your life for an evening of fun.
I never need an excuse to get together with my girlfriends. The trend of throwing a Galentine party is an easy way to gather in my home for a fun night. Thanks so much to my sweet friend Chloe Celebrate and Decorate for organizing this hop! I’m so excited to be joining this group of talented tablescapers!
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I decided it would be fun to get together for a little Sips + Sweets Whiskey Tasting party for Valentine’s with my girlfriends. And of course we would sip the Whiskey from my vintage teacup collection while enjoying delicious cake!
One of my favorite parts of entertaining is setting the table. I love choosing what should be the centerpiece, which dishes, what glasses, silverware and serving pieces to use. Selecting the menu is also an exciting part.
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The first thing I decided I wanted to use was this yellow, red and black plaid blanket as a tablecloth. Then I decided to use my gingham metal picnic basket in the center and filled one side of it with faux pink flowers. My red striped napkins and my wedding registry china, Mikaska’s Italian Countryside, were pulled in too. I found the red handled silverware at the Duluth Junk Hunt this year.
I found my “She’s Whiskey in a Teacup” sign (link below) on a trip to Nashville a few years ago. I loved it instantly because I collect vintage teacups and I’m a whiskey drinker. A year or so later Reece Witherspoon came out with her book by the same name.
I thought it would be fun to do a whiskey tasting. So I chose three different whiskeys and put them in numbered brown bags. Then everyone can vote on their favorites and be surprised. I recommend choosing a popular brand, a local brand to your town or region, and then one you choose just because you like the label.
My needlepoint napkins were my grandmother’s and were passed down to me. It’s so special not only to have something that was hers, but that she handmade.
My vintage teacups were passed down from my other grandmother. I cherish them!
The cake I picked up from the grocery store bakery. I wanted something pink.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will become a regular if you aren’t already! Let me know in the comments below what your favorite thing would be to sip out of vintage tea cups! If you are following the tour in order you are off to Life and Linda next.
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Rita C at Panoply says
Kristin, this is great. Not sure I could do the whiskey with sweets but I totally get the concept. gal pals are the best, and sharing a night like this….priceless. You carried it out with finesses, and I share your love of the vintage items used for this winter soiree. Happy February!
Cindy McTigue says
Do I live under a rock? I never heard of this before. So different and fun especially drinking out of tea cups collected.
Love the sentiment of having the linens your grandmother made. A great personal touch. Enjoy your whiskey tea cup sipping
What a fun idea for a party!! I love your sign that says She’s whiskey in a teacup!! Love that! So fun and so true, girls ate frilly on the outside and tough on the inside!! Your grandmother’s napkins are simply stunning, and your cake matches them perfectly! Have a wonderful Valentine’s day!
What a creative setting! I adore the teacups but never thought of drinking whiskey from a teacup! The cake looks divine and since I love coffee I could see me drinking coffee from the teacups!
This is so fun, Kristin! Love your pairing of delicate teacups and rustic accents! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Oh, I am in the camp with rita! No whisky for me! The sweets…now bring those on! What a sweet and creative way to bring friends together! I would offer up pink champagne and sweets, myself! Thanks so much for joining in another hop!
Kristen, I am totally curious …..which brown bag whiskey is the winner? Totally needed for these cold Wisconsin winters. You always brings some unique and very lovely pieces to your tablescapes. I am very fond of your lovely basket with flowers and your plaid blanket tablecloth. So cozy! Your grandmother’s napkin and tea cups are so elegant and really adds an interesting elements when contrasting them with your wool blanket and a rustic camping lantern. It just spells LOVE from many sources. You can feel the love that went into your grandmother’s needlework napkins. Such a keepsake. The cake looks delicious. And the whiskey should keep everyone warm, right. Have a great time with your gal pals. It is always a pleasure to blog hop with you. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Debbee M says
what a fun and clever girls night out party idea for Valentines Day or anytime it’s cold outside — whiskey is sure to warm everyone up LOL! When we were staying at the Balmoral hotel in edinburgh Scotland, they had an amazing whiskey bar with like a 1,000 different kinds. Hubby and I each tried a flight of mini drams (I like yours served in teacups!). The best part was the bartender — Braveheart in a kilt! I was worried I’d be too tipsy to make it back to our room, but the waiter promised my husband only had to sling me over his shoulder and use the elevator — happy to say I made it on my own!
How fun and it looks so vintage. What a cute idea. I love Reese witherspoon as well. SO nice hopping with you.
Pam Richardson says
Kristin, your grandmother’s napkins stole my heart along with your other grandmother’s teacups. I love the blanket for the table foundation. Please pass a piece of cake. Happy Valentine’s Day
Linda Primmer says
Kristen, what a fun filled idea for your friends. Whiskey in teacups, who knew? How special to have your grandmother tea cups. i am not a whiskey drinker, I will leave that to my hubby. The cake is gorgeous. Great use of colors and a fun theme for your gal pals.
Calypso in the Country says
What fun! I love Reece and have been meaning to buy her book. Your red plaid is perfect for Valentine’s Day and I love how you used the numbered bags. Such a cute idea! Great hopping with you again!
Sandra Garth says
Whiskey in a teacup sounds like a good idea to me along with that chocolate cake. The blanket adds texture adds warmth which is great for this time of year. How sweet that you have family heirlooms to treasure and to use when styling your tables. Beautifully done!
bonnie morgan says
What a treasure your grandmother’s tea cups are! The pink cake you found was perfect. I also love your check tin with your pink flowers. Pairing the feminine china tea cups, floral cross stitch napkins, pink flowers and cake with the rustic plaid throw and red lantern mixed textures perfectly. I know your friends are going to enjoy your party.I s!ure would like a piece of cake
I enjoy your stories on instagram so much. Your enthusiasm for life is contagious.
Terrie Tipler says
Kristin I would love to have a Galantine gathering. I just heard about it this year. How fun yours seems. So cute with the blanket as the table linen. Love the idea. Thinking out of the box.
Ann Krucek says
Love it!!❤️ Reese has nothing on on you, girl! This is adorable! I am not a whiskey fan but it sure looks much more appetizing in those beautiful tea cups and served with chocolate cake!! Hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day!
Michelle James says
whiskey in a teacup with your friends is my kind of day! I love the vintage tea cups and the plaid blanket you chose. So,pretty!
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Thanks so much Michelle! You should come on over! I’ll have a teacup waiting for you!
Katherines Corner says
I love your theme!!! WHiskey in a teacup, Lord knows there are days when we all need it, LOL. Your table is the perfect setting for making happy memories with friends. I used to collect vintage teacups. I have most of my collection currently posted for sale but I kept 24 I just couldn’t let go of. I haven’t read Reese Witherspoon’s book but I sure do l ike the title (wink). Pinned, it’s a pleasure to hop with you, Happy Valentines Day! hugs!
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Thanks so much Katherine! So fun to hop with you!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says
Love your party ideas, Kristin! Looks like a lot of fun!
I love the northwoods decor on your blog!
Shirley Wood says
Your decor is really perfect for a Galentines event! Love the blanket tablecloth. I have the same one! It’s perfect. Happy VAlentine’s!
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What a unique idea for a Valentine’s party!! Do you have Uber in the woods? Love all the teacups ~ what a special treasure. I have Whiskey in a teacup and I love the book. Great idea.
Adorable decorations and that cake looks delicious!
Roseann Hampton says
Very pretty! Thanks so much for linking up with us at The Blogger’s Pit Stop!